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Stories from Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Buffalo Island heroes recognized (06/24/09)
The Buffalo Island Leadership organization recognized area heroes in a special program Monday evening, June 15, at the Monette First Baptist Church Family Life Center. Leadership Buffalo Island President Johnny Dunigan welcomed special guests and honorees to the program as Eddie Dunigan proceeded with the program...
Making way for the new (06/24/09)
Demolition work on Manila Elementary buildings began Thursday. The round buildings were built in the early 1960s. Goolsby's of Blytheville received the contract for the removal of the buildings. The work should be done in 10 days making room for new construction. (Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)...
Monette classmates reminiscence 50 years (06/24/09)
The 50-year reunion of the Monette High School class of 1959 was held Saturday, June 6, at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Monette. Members of the class are, from left: Ann Blankenship Nichols, Rose Shrable Lorren, Frances Davis Lowery, Val Perrin Smithee, Pat Chambers Mote, LaDon Rodgers Brown, June Vance Johnson, Carolyn Snider Kee, JoAnn Smith Boyd, Wanda Joy Dunigan Self, LeiLani Blasingame Mangrum, Randy Fortenberry, Larry Pillow, Leon Gragg, Larry Taylor, Larry Jackson, Robert Kee, Charles Welch, Jerry Qualls, Bob George, Jerold Bley, Jim Grisham, Larry Wallace, Bill Garrison, Larrey Rasberry, and Jim Garrison. ...
Lake City businesses welcomed with ribbons cuttings (06/24/09)
Lake City Mayor Billy Anderson and City Clerk Linda Simpson welcomed five businesses to Lake City with ribbon cuttings on Monday afternoon. "We are very proud to have all of our businesses and this is a good way to welcome them," Mayor Anderson said...
Lake City finalizes plans for volunteer appreciation day (06/24/09)
Lake City Mayor Billy Anderson gave several updates at the June 15 city council meeting. He announced the upcoming Volunteer Appreciation Day from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the Wayne Short Park. He told the council members their help would be appreciated at the event. It has been set up to present certificates and show appreciation to the workers who helped during the ice storm...
Manila hires new art teacher (06/24/09)
Brooke Aguilar was hired as the elementary art teacher by unanimous vote following an executive session at the Thursday night Manila School Board meeting. Board members worked through a lengthy agenda awarding the picture contract for the 2010-11 school year to Alford Photography. Pam Castor, superintendent, recommended the company...
Manila council approves employee bonuses (06/24/09)
Manila City Council approved employee bonuses, hired a public works employee, heard a report on annexation and approved the application of a grant to renovate the large hangar at the airport at the June 15 council meeting...
Rangers named champs (06/24/09)
NEA Rangers competed in the Rattler Invitational 8 and Under Machine Pitch Baseball Tournament on May 8 and 9 in Marked Tree where they took home first place. Pictured are, from left: Front - Junior Turner, Gavin Gathright, Alex Walsh, Dalton Brumley, Brock Birmingham, Joel Burrow, Miles Gifford, Layne Sims, and Hunter Swaim. Back - Coaches Darrell Birmingham, Don Brumely, and Scott Gifford...
Teresa Kay Puckett (06/24/09)
Teresa Kay Puckett, 50, of Leachville died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Charles Clifton and Betty Jones McCoy and had been a lifelong Buffalo Island resident...
Danny Lee Gilvin (06/24/09)
Daniel Lee Gilvin II (Danny Lee), 39, of O'Fallon, Mo., died Thursday, June 11, 2009, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis after a brave battle with leukemia. Danny Lee was born at Middletown, Ohio, on Aug. ...
Vauna Clark (06/24/09)
Vauna Gladys Fryer Clark, beloved wife, devoted mother and loving grandmother, died June 18, 2009 at the age of 91. Born in Jonesboro on Jan. 27, 1918, to her parents, late Zona Watkins and Vance Fryer, Vauna lived her entire life in the Monette area. ...
Daniel "Danny" Lee Choate (06/24/09)
Daniel "Danny" Lee Choate, 45, of Manila died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born at St. Louis, Mo., he was the son of John and Irene Foster Choate. He had been a lifelong Manila area resident and was a self-employed drywall hanger and finisher...
Jimmy Barrett (06/24/09)
Jimmy Barrett, 66, of Caraway, went to be with the Lord Saturday, June 20, 2009, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro. He was a loving father and grandfather and loved by all who knew him. He was a member of Rivervale Baptist Church. He was a timberman and farmer...